Minnesota to play No. 16 Missouri in Citrus Bowl

Gophers coach Jerry Kill
Minnesota coach Jerry Kill speaks during a news conference on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, in Minneapolis.
Brian Mark Peterson / The Star Tribune

No. 16 Missouri and Minnesota will meet in the Citrus Bowl on Jan. 1 in a matchup of Southeastern Conference and Big Ten foes.

The game will be played for the first time since the renovation of the Orlando Citrus Bowl. It is sponsored by Buffalo Wild Wings. It was previously called the Capital One Bowl.

Minnesota (8-4) is making its first trip to Orlando. It is coming off back-to-back eight-win seasons for the first time since 2002-03. This is the Golden Gophers third consecutive bowl appearance. They are looking for their first bowl victory since 2004.

Missouri (10-3) is coming off a SEC championship game loss to Alabama. The Tigers are making their second appearance in an Orlando bowl, having won the Tangerine Bowl over Southern Mississippi in 1981.

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